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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 6. EDUCATION PROGRAMS—STATE MASTER PLANS [8006 - 9004]

  ( Part 6 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 2. Early Education Act [8200 - 8488]

  ( Heading of Chapter 2 amended by Stats. 2021, Ch. 116, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 5. Family Fees [8252 - 8254]
  ( Article 5 heading added by Stats. 2021, Ch. 116, Sec. 56. )

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(a) The Superintendent shall use the fee schedule developed in conjunction with the State Department of Social Services for families using full-day preschool services pursuant to this chapter, including families receiving services pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 8211.

(b) Families shall be assessed a single flat monthly fee for all state subsidized early childhood services received, including California state preschool program services and services received through childcare and development programs administered by the State Department of Social Services, pursuant to Section 10290 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

(c) The income of a recipient of federal supplemental security income benefits pursuant to Title XVI of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 1381 et seq.) and state supplemental program benefits pursuant to Title XVI of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 1381 et seq.) and Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 12000) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code shall not be included in total countable income for purposes of determining the amount of the family fee.

(d) Family fees shall be assessed at initial enrollment and reassessed at recertification.

(e) Family fees shall be used by contractors to pay reasonable and necessary costs for providing additional services.

(f) It is the intent of the Legislature that the new family fees shall be cost neutral to the state and generate roughly the same amount of revenue as was generated under the previous family fee schedule.

(g) Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, family fees shall not be collected for the 2021–22 fiscal year pursuant to Section 263 of the act that added this subdivision.

(Added by renumbering Section 8273 by Stats. 2021, Ch. 116, Sec. 102. (AB 131) Effective July 23, 2021.)

8253.
  

(a) A family that receives services pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 8211 may be exempt from family fees for up to 12 months.

(b) Notwithstanding any other law, a family receiving CalWORKs cash aid shall not be charged a family fee.

(c) Notwithstanding any other law, commencing with the 2014–15 fiscal year, family fees shall not be assessed for the part-day California preschool program to eligible families whose children are enrolled in that program pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 8207).

(Added by renumbering Section 8273.1 by Stats. 2021, Ch. 116, Sec. 103. (AB 131) Effective July 23, 2021.)

8254.
  

(a) The family fee schedule shall provide, among other things, that a contractor or provider may require parents to provide diapers. A contractor or provider offering field trips either may include the cost of the field trips within the service rate charged to the parent or may charge parents an additional fee. Federal or state money shall not be used to reimburse parents for the costs of field trips if those costs are charged as an additional fee. A contractor or family childcare home provider that charges parents an additional fee for field trips shall inform parents, before enrolling the child, that a fee may be charged and that no reimbursement will be available.

(b) A contractor or family childcare home provider may require parents to provide diapers or charge parents for field trips, subject to all of the following conditions:

(1) The contractor or family childcare home provider has a written policy adopted by the agency’s governing board that includes parents in the decisionmaking process regarding both of the following:

(A) Whether or not, and how much, to charge for field trip expenses.

(B) Whether or not to require parents to provide diapers.

(2) The contractor or family childcare home provider does not charge fees in excess of twenty-five dollars ($25) per child in a contract year.

(3) The contractor or family childcare home provider does not deny participation in a field trip due to a parent’s inability or refusal to pay the fee.

(4) The contractor or family childcare home provider does not take adverse action against a parent for the parent’s inability or refusal to pay the fee.

(c) A contractor or family childcare home provider shall establish a system that prevents the identification of children based on whether or not a child’s family has paid field trip fees.

(d) The contractor or provider shall report expenses incurred and income received for field trips to the department. Income received shall be reported as restricted income.

(Added by renumbering Section 8273.3 by Stats. 2021, Ch. 116, Sec. 104. (AB 131) Effective July 23, 2021.)

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